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Stanford is ranked #40.
I don't ever recall Stanford being outside of the top 20...
Well now they are. I guess they need to strengthen their program.
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Doesn't seem like it w TC broadcasting another college match saturday. Probably bc not being able to show WTA matches, huge vacuum developed



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Went to watch Cal against Pepperdine, and there is not much to report, as Pepperdine looks extremely strong from top to bottom and won doubles and five singles matches convincingly. They are going to be tough to beat outdoors, and you can already tell that Lauren Embree is a favorite amongst the players on the team.

The only interesting match was at #2, where Lahey looked to be cruising, winning the first set 6-0 and going up in the second as well. On deciding point, serving at 4-5, however, she played great, and then Julia Rosenqvist's stab lob landed right on the baseline, causing Lahey to instantly burst into tears. She calmed down during the changeover but was clearly in her own head after that, eventually calling a medical time out in the middle of the third set, despite no apparent injury, before losing the match 0-6 6-4 6-4. She was clearly the stronger player, but credit to Julia for fighting until the end to get a great win.
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Went to watch Cal against Pepperdine, and there is not much to report, as Pepperdine looks extremely strong from top to bottom and won doubles and five singles matches convincingly. They are going to be tough to beat outdoors, and you can already tell that Lauren Embree is a favorite amongst the players on the team.

The only interesting match was at #2, where Lahey looked to be cruising, winning the first set 6-0 and going up in the second as well. On deciding point, serving at 4-5, however, she played great, and then Julia Rosenqvist's stab lob landed right on the baseline, causing Lahey to instantly burst into tears. She calmed down during the changeover but was clearly in her own head after that, eventually calling a medical time out in the middle of the third set, despite no apparent injury, before losing the match 0-6 6-4 6-4. She was clearly the stronger player, but credit to Julia for fighting until the end to get a great win.
I have to agree that Pepperdine has the talent and now the mental edge with the "Ice Princess" on their side. North Carolina always seem strong all season but they never have the edge at NCAA's that Stanford and Florida has. Vanderbilt is a close second to Pepperdine.
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Went to watch Cal against Pepperdine, and there is not much to report, as Pepperdine looks extremely strong from top to bottom and won doubles and five singles matches convincingly. They are going to be tough to beat outdoors, and you can already tell that Lauren Embree is a favorite amongst the players on the team.

The only interesting match was at #2, where Lahey looked to be cruising, winning the first set 6-0 and going up in the second as well. On deciding point, serving at 4-5, however, she played great, and then Julia Rosenqvist's stab lob landed right on the baseline, causing Lahey to instantly burst into tears. She calmed down during the changeover but was clearly in her own head after that, eventually calling a medical time out in the middle of the third set, despite no apparent injury, before losing the match 0-6 6-4 6-4. She was clearly the stronger player, but credit to Julia for fighting until the end to get a great win.
I was surprised to see Lahey lose that match especially after winning the first set so easily. She's still only 18 so I think she has a ways to go from a mental maturity standpoint.

On paper, it's really tough to see anyone beating Pepperdine in May. The only thing that could hurt them come tournament time is the fact that they only have probably 1 or 2 at most competitive matches coming up so they won't be as battle tested as some other teams.
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Oracle/ITA Division I Women's Rankings
Top 50 National Team
Administered by the ITA
March 6, 2018
Rank Avg School Previous
1 87.84 North Carolina 1
2 70.55 Pepperdine 6
3 69.57 Duke 2
4 66.84 Vanderbilt 4
5 60.94 Georgia Tech 3
6 55.37 Illinois 5
7 52.90 Georgia 10
8 51.28 Northwestern 14
9 50.51 Texas Tech 8
10 50.08 Wake Forest 12
11 47.75 South Carolina 13
12 47.67 Ole Miss 7
13 46.11 UCLA 9
14 42.88 Texas 18
15 39.53 Kansas 20
16 39.08 Florida State 23
17 38.93 Kentucky 15
18 36.78 Auburn 16
19 35.63 Ohio State 11
20 34.42 Oklahoma State 19
21 32.53 Oregon 22
22 31.25 Florida 34
23 30.19 Wichita State 21
24 27.66 Virginia 24
25 27.52 UCF 36
26 25.69 Tulsa 41
27 25.47 Princeton 26
28 25.07 Tennessee 17
29 24.36 Nebraska 29
30 23.73 Syracuse NR
31 22.79 Kansas State 28
32 22.33 Arkansas 27
33 21.72 Washington 45
34 21.67 Arizona State 33
35 21.30 Texas A&M NR
36 20.50 LSU 43
37 19.33 Michigan 25
38 19.30 Baylor 47
39 19.29 Old Dominion 35
40 19.27 North Carolina State 39
41 18.35 Clemson 31
42 18.05 Miami NR
43 16.76 Florida International 38
44 16.71 Louisville NR
45 16.35 Virginia Tech 30
46 15.39 Stanford 40
47 15.06 USC 32
48 14.94 TCU 42
49 14.00 Alabama 37
50 12.32 Washington State NR
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Wow seeing Stanford at 46 is just shocking. I don't think it's possible for them to get into the top 16 with their schedule form here on out which means they could end up going to Pepperdine for the regional...
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Wow seeing Stanford at 46 is just shocking. I don't think it's possible for them to get into the top 16 with their schedule form here on out which means they could end up going to Pepperdine for the regional...
worst yet,, play Pepperdine
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Lord is back finally! Look for the Card to start making some serious noise the rest of the season!
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Going back to the name of this thread, "Is college tennis dead?" The answer is no, but it is dead on this board. Some of you might head over to the tenniswarehouse forum for more activity. There is only one thread there, as it is mostly dominated by the men's game. However, something is better than nothing.
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Re: Is College Tennis DEAD???

More of the top juniors are turning pro, some of whom I would of love watching play in college. At the pro level they disappear on the ITF circuit and often become irrelevant.

Some of the top college players, I've never heard of before, like the Italian twins (Bianca Turati & Anna Turati) at UT-Austin and I am here in Texas.

I miss my drive on 280 to catch those matches at Stanford.
For now, live stream is all I get.

Although it is hard for me to get excited when the players are all about the same level, strong back court but beatable front court. If Stanford can keep getting wins at #2, #4-6, then they're going to be tough to beat. Surprised they demolished North Carolina the way they did. I guess they got their number, although North Carolina has been like top 4 in the last 10 years and only 1 final appearance.

Toughest to beat right now is Vanderbilt.
Stanford should be able to punch their ticket to the finals and they're picking up momentum and more importantly confidence!

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Re: Is College Tennis DEAD???

BTW, what happened to Florida losing to Florida State.

Pepperdine losing to Kansas?

Tulsa defeating Oklahoma State?

Also surprised to see Texas to lose to Texas Tech...

Seems like a year of parity
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BTW, what happened to Florida losing to Florida State.

Pepperdine losing to Kansas?

Tulsa defeating Oklahoma State?

Also surprised to see Texas to lose to Texas Tech...

Seems like a year of parity
Pepperdine beat Kansas, but I was really impressed by Georgia Tech taking out Pepperdine last night.

The Tulsa and especially the Florida results were real stunners

I have a hard time seeing anything but a Stanford/Vandy final at this point, and at that point, it might come down to the doubles point, because they are both so strong in singles.
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Stanford had an easy match against #7-Georgia to face the winner of #12-UCLA and #4-Georgia Tech.
I think UCLA should win this but do they want to face Stanford again?
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Stanford had an easy match against #7-Georgia to face the winner of #12-UCLA and #4-Georgia Tech.
I think UCLA should win this but do they want to face Stanford again?
Shouldn't we have a dedicated thread for this?

I think you may have misread the draw. UCLA should worry more about (hopefully) Vandy.
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